1 KILLED, 15 INJURED AS BUILDING COLLAPSES NEAR MUMBAI

12 Jul 2013 11:19

MUMBAI, July 4 (Bernama) -- One person was killed and 15 injured as a two-story building collapsed in Thane district near Mumbai on Thursday morning, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

According to local police, the building housed a garment factory, and the accident happened around 1 am local time.

Rescue team rushed to the site and operation is on. Still many people were reportedly trapped under the debris.

Locals said that ongoing illegal construction to add a third floor to the old structure may be the cause of the building collapse.

This is the third building collapse in Thane in less than three weeks. On June 22, seven people were killed when an abandoned four-story building collapsed in Mumbra of Thane district.

-- BERNAMA

RT